How are you (yes, you) doing these days?

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by SoBad, Mar 22, 2012.

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How are you feeling?

Poll closed Dec 16, 2014.
  1. I am OK

    26.3%
  2. I am not just OK, I am doing great and fantastic!

    17.5%
  3. I am really super here, thanks a bunch..

    12.3%
  4. I am currently employed as a superintendant in a residential building

    8.8%
  5. Stressed

    31.6%
  6. Happy, just happy

    15.8%
  7. Excited, if you know what I mean…

    12.3%
  8. Tired

    28.1%
  9. Just had a major epiphany, so..

    5.3%
  10. Other

    15.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SoBad

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    Congratulations on the situation with your wife. A high school tennis coach position sounds exciting, but you're saying you need something more stimulating? What do you have in mind - covert CIA operations maybe?:D
     
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  2. SoBad

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    Every time I break a string these days is by shearing near grommet. Yes, I like to hit the ball near the frame or with the frame itself. It's economically sound and environmentally safe, since the strings aren't exposed to excessive stress.
     
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  3. SoBad

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    I would even go as far as asserting that the couch is more important than the bed itself!
     
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  4. Rock Strongo

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    Hmm... What did I make that day... If memory serves me right it was an appetizer, basically an avocado half filled with what is essentially a mix of mayonnaise, creme fraiche, shrimp and other goodies. Basically it's stuff you'd normally find as a filling for baked potatoes. It's simple to make and it actually tastes great.

    And oh, there is no such thing as an exotic Swedish dish. Surströmming doesn't count as that's vile.
     
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  5. SoBad

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    Sounds fantastic – believe it or not, my idea of Swedish food is hotdogs at Ikea (no salt/pepper in the smaller café, it turns out). Let me ask you this question about Sweden – is it all pasty pristine blonde people, or is it really all overrun by handsome dark immigrant people?

    Food and drink is a delicate topic. When I first joined the forum, a respectable member queried me on my sangria recipe. I probably was not very responsive at the time, because the basic sangria seemed obvious to me. I am more knowledgeable now in the ways of food and drink, and I can share now.

    You squeeze the ends of the orange into a pitcher and slice the middle. Slice and squeeze some lime and lemon. Add sugar. Pour some fine red wine. Empty one ice tray into the pitcher and mix it well so the drink gets cold. Add sparkling mineral water. Add another tray of ice to finalize the pitcher. Pour into a voluminous glass and enjoy!
     
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  6. Rock Strongo

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    We're not all blonde and beautiful (I for instance am black). Generally, we all do look good though. Immigrants aren't that big a deal though, I don't see how some parties might think of such. Plus, diversity only brings good. BTW, I think I'll try that sangria recipe once I'm able to get hold on some wine (that's got to be from Denmark and at a time when customs aren't having a look at you).
     
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  7. retlod

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    Work is pretty good, less busy than usual for this time of year. Wife is great, dog is awesome. Got some fun trips coming up. My shoulder's been bothering me of late, and I just hope it's not the start of something that will cause me to miss tennis time.
     
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  8. SoBad

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    Wow the forumers: tired > stressed > OK. The poll doesn't close until Dec 2014, so there is still a window of opportunity for positive voting.
     
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  9. Fed Kennedy

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    You need rum in there.
     
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  10. SoBad

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    This ridiculous notion of fortifying sangria just keeps coming up and I am no longer sure how to respond to this (what appears to be) nonsense. Sangria is a summery hydrating revitalizing light and cold fun fruity kind of beverage. It’s not about upping the alcohol content to enhance the sedative effect, it’s about summer relaxation. I would add a little ryokucha and maybe use tonic water in place of mineral sparkling water, but that’s as far as my comfort zone extends when it comes to adventurous experimentation with sangria recipes. I am sorry if you find my comments offensive.
     
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  11. r2473

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    I guess you better add "defensive" to your poll list.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc2o8ywKqos
     
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  12. SoBad

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    I'll make a note of your self-classification, but perhaps you'd like to add an explanatory statement for the record? For the time being, I suggest you vote "tired".
     
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  13. Kobble

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    1) Somewhat stressed.

    2) Disappointed but actively problem solving.

    3) Annoyed with dumb people, again. An old hobby I picked back up.

    4) Talking with crazy chicks online. Yes, these ones are real. Why they make the most sense to me makes no sense at all.
     
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  14. SoBad

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    I can relate to the "dumb people" issue, even if I don't find myself fully prepared to state on the record that the people in question are dumb, at the moment. I'd like to talk about this, if you don't mind. Are the "dumb people" you refer to in a position of authority that compels you to deal with them?
     
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  15. filphil

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    Yeah... just ok.
     
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  16. SoBad

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    Just OK, not great?
     
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  17. Kobble

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    Yes, they scan my groceries. The ones who write me tickets have been finding something else to do.
     
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  18. SoBad

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    Thanks for the comment – this is rather complex. I suggest that we save the discussion about the desk appearance ticket happy civil servants for another day and just focus on the grocery clerks for the time being.

    Just how does a sophisticated intellectual (am I assuming too much here?) get “annoyed” by a grocery clerk? You can’t hold them to the same standard as your work and social circles – they are expected to make cash register errors and make lame attempts to flirt with you, especially when there’s booze on the conveyor belt. I suppose one can feel legitimately annoyed by grocery cashiers, but it’s just one of those forces of nature, like wind or rain, that one cannot do much about. Thoughts?

    P.S. From the poll it looks like everybody's tired, what else is new...;):lol:
     
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  19. Gorecki

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    can anyone share a easy cinnamon rolls recipe. at least this web space woudnt get wasted so bad...
     
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  20. nalvarado

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    Slight update. Finished out my season today with a winning record. Took 4th place in Districts as the #1 singles player. All in all not too bad of a season.
     
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  21. SoBad

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    Sounds like you're doing pretty great and fantastic. College tennis?
     
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  22. Pacific lefty

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    Weighing up

    Hmmm, weather good.
    Husband and kids in good form.
    Shoulder op over and back to reality- no more sympathy!
    Work good.
    Ugh, 62% on last mock accounting exam (too much studying on painkillers)...
    Free country, no war, money in bank, healthy family...

    All in all can't complain...
     
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  23. MarinaHighTennis

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    having problems with special person :cry:
     
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  24. guitarplayer

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    I was fine until this pole came out and all your pressure about it.....
     
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  25. SoBad

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    Sorry, I did not mean to pressure anyone's pole with this thread. If it did come out though, as you say, I suggest you vote in option 7 of the poll (Excited).
     
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  26. SoBad

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    I checked your signature and you seem like a talented goodlooking tennis guy (even though you’re in CA). If I can make a suggestion, perhaps you need to develop a queue of special persons, so that when the current one presents problems you can offer the seat to the next individual on the list, without undue stress on yourself.
     
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  27. SoBad

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    Thanks and I'll bite - what is a "mock accounting exam"? Also, what is the free country that you refer to? In Europe some place, I assume?
     
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  28. MarinaHighTennis

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    thanks haha What's wrong with CA? lol
    and this person is special haha (so no lol) but thanks anyways :)
     
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  29. SoBad

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    Good to hear you laugh - problem solved with the special person already?;) With CA, I guess the deficient public transport infrastructure can be an issue for some. Perhaps it depends on the person though - with all the new communication technologies, I guess some people don't need public transport anymore...
     
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  30. MarinaHighTennis

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    not completely but working on it :) and yes I dont have a car, i bike everywhere haha
     
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  31. SoBad

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    Yes, biking is fun - I used to bike everywhere here in Manhattan. It's nice when you have the time, but there are advantages to taking the train as well. You can read something, meet people, compose a text message, or tape your fingers before a tennis game...
     
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  32. r2473

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    I have a few unground peppercorns that have been causing me some stress lately.

    Any advice on how to handle this?
     
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  33. SoBad

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    I would chop them with a very sharp knife or maybe a letter opener. 18 tired and 17 stressed so far...
     
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  35. SoBad

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    Sorry, I don't have the time to respond to your post - I am too busy posting on upstate, nutrition, and fencing/golfing forums.
     
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  36. SoBad

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    I feel stressed.
     
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  37. adamX012

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    I am currently employed as a superintendant in a residential building
     
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  38. SoBad

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    I have a friend who needs a DSL filter. As of now, he is unable to use the landline and internet at the same time.
     
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  39. adamX012

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    Now, all maintenance workers are not working at this time... Your friend needs to call up the cable/internet service for the problem.

    By the way, why depressed? How are you, darling?
     
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